Relates to the common core state standards initiative and the race to the top program.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the common core state standards initiative and the race to the top program
The purpose of this bill is to withdraw New York State from the common core and race to the top programs.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of the education law is amended by adding new section 115.
The common core program and the race to the top program are having a detrimental impact on our children, parents, teachers, administrators, and our school budgets. These programs have shifted the emphasis away from actual learning, and instead have focused purely on testing and data collection.
The mandates that are required in order to comply with these programs are causing a great amount of frustration and uncertainty in our educational institutions. These programs have reduced the instructional time allocated to our children's educational experience.
The cost of implementation far exceed the amounts received from these programs and have become a financial burden upon our schools. These one-size-fits-all programs have proven to be unsuccessful, detrimental, and ineffective, and therefore the State of New York should and must withdraw from these programs immediately.
This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6267 IN SENATE January 9, 2014 ___________Introduced by Sen. BALL -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the common core state standards initiative and the race to the top program THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 115 to read as follows: S 115. COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS INITIATIVE. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL DISCONTINUE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS DEVELOPED BY THE COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS INITIATIVE. ANY ACTION TAKEN TO ADOPT OR IMPLEMENT THE COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS ARE VOID. S 2. The education law is amended by adding a new section 116 to read as follows: S 116. RACE TO THE TOP PROGRAM. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL DISCONTINUE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RACE TO THE TOP STANDARDS DEVELOPED BY THE RACE TO THE TOP PROGRAM. ANY ACTION TAKEN TO ADOPT OR IMPLEMENT THE RACE TO THE TOP PROGRAM ARE VOID. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11349-02-3